Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words…well, I think that words can hurt a lot. In a teaching climate with an ongoing teacher shortage and massive teacher attrition, I think we need to choose our words very carefully. A few weeks ago, I heard someone talking about a teacher they are hiring for next year. They called the person a “baby teacher.”  Baby teacher? What the heck does that mean? I briefly considered a sarcastic comment about getting…